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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Seasonal Tip

Winter Landscape
December 21, 2009

As we near the fall planting season and you consider which trees and shrubs to add to your garden, keep not only the fall landscape in mind but the upcoming winter as well. By adding plants that have multi-seasonal value, you can turn a drab winter into a wonderland.

Excellent plants are available with color and interest. Their outstanding form plays upon lighting and shadows, takes on an added beauty when draped in a fresh snowfall, comes alive with bold, beautiful texture, and offers breathtaking silhouettes. Plants with winter interest also include those that dot the landscape with brightly colored berries and stems. Many deciduous trees add beauty through their interesting bark, whether it is mottled with color, takes on an interesting peeling look, or by the way it lights up when hit by the sunset.

Winter Berries & Interesting Bark

Kousa Dogwood ‘Milky Way’: Burgundy fall color followed by cherry sized red berries in the winter.

Paper Bark Maple: orange and scarlet fall color; peeling, rich brown and tan bark in the winter.

Sycamore: yellow fall color, dappled white and peach peeling bark.

River Birch: Yellow fall color, striking white trunks and branches.

Twig Dogwoods: Red Twig has outstanding orange through deep red twigs that shout color into the winter landscape. Yellow Twig adds a golden splash to a cold winter day and also produces white berries.

Winterberry Holly: Beautiful deciduous holly that is excellent for a foundation or mass planting. When the leaves fall, it is left with dark brown stems and an abundance of beautiful red berries.

Winter Structure & Form:
Japanese Maple: Brilliant fall colors of orange or scarlet, outstanding branching pattern. Do not forget to include striking selections of trees and shrubs that bear evergreen foliage. Recommendations for eye-catching shapes, textures, and colors are the Hinoki Cypress, Dwarf Cryptomeria, Dwarf Globe Blue Spruce, Gold Mop Cypress, and any one of the ever-beautiful hollies.

Look for places and views that will catch your attention during the winter months. Create spots of beauty and tranquility that enhance your enjoyment from the comfort of your home or when you venture outside.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.